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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

Thud457 I'd buy that for a dollar! (328 comments)

I heard that they gave Omni Consumer Products^W^W^W Google to clean up the town. They're doing something with drones.

2 days ago

'Thermoelectrics' Could One Day Power Cars

Thud457 Who shot Mr Burns? (173 comments)

you guys just really don't get it, do you?

Global warming is a non-issue. Elon Musk is going to put up a orbital sunshade and hold the world ransom to turn the lights back on.
And there's NOTHING you can do to stop him.

4 days ago

U.S. Biomedical Research 'Unsustainable' Prominent Researchers Warn

Thud457 tell 'em Chesty Puller said "hi"! (135 comments)

Ike was a fuckin' pinko, right up there with Teddy Roosevelt.

5 days ago

Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Thud457 fix the tax code for the 99.9% (385 comments)

The average person shouldn't need to buy some complicated piece of software or hire a witchdoctor to determine their financial obligations to the state. The system is a pitiful mess, and vested interests are working hard to keep it that way. When you appoint me emperor, you can bet I'll fix that up right good.

5 days ago

NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

Thud457 WHOSE technical problems? (71 comments)

please note, the technical problems are on the ISS and have noting to do with any Space X equipment.

about a week ago

Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Thud457 moderns EDUCATED STUPID on equality (578 comments)

It seems like some of the less deep thinkers these days get confused by our societal value of equality.
When the founding fathers said said "all men are created equal", they meant that the government should treat everybody the same out of general fairness.
They didn't mean that Dr J and Albert Einstein have the same attributes.

Anyhow, you most likely won't be successful retraining most coal miners to write code.
But it's not much of a stretch for most coders, particularly brogrammers like Marky Z, to learn to shovel shit.

about two weeks ago

Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

Thud457 what's cable, grandpa? (133 comments)

who the hell still pays for cable? cavemen?!
All the smart kids just stream games of throne on their smartphones. HA! You thought you had me there, but see, I didn't say on their itermanets!

The ONLY thing cable has to offer is live events (S P O R T S), and face it, this is slashdot.

about two weeks ago

Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Thud457 Re:Viva La XP! (641 comments)

  • Never gonna give you up,
  • Never gonna let you down
  • Never gonna run around and desert you
  • Never gonna make you cry,
  • Never gonna say goodbye
  • Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

about two weeks ago

New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

Thud457 in your heart, you know Mojo is right (269 comments)

"You gotta be insane to fly in small private planes"

about two weeks ago

NASA Laying Foundation For Jupiter Moon Space Mission

Thud457 and I'm going to be a racecar driver! (100 comments)

They still don't have the money for this, just a congressional mandate.


about two weeks ago

60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Thud457 Re:The noise problem is not just a TV one. (544 comments)

Or you could like we've done since time immemorial and stick a baseball card in the wheel.

Or just hire some bros to follow you around with a boombox playing your theme music.

about two weeks ago



Ron Paul Exposed As White Supremacist By Anonymous

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "Hackivist group Anonymous has announced that not only have they decimated the websites of avowed White Supremacist group American Third Position (A3P) during Operation Blitzkrieg but, in the process, they claim to have accidentally uncovered close ties between the racist group and Ron Paul. Not just the Ron Paul campaign, but Ron Paul himself."
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shooting triggers lockdown of HP & Apple campu

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "A disgruntled employee at a quarry shot eight people and fled through the HP campus, carjacking a HP contractor. The Apple & HP campuses were locked down Wednesday while a police manhunt tried to locate the suspect."
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"Atlas Shrugged" movie flops at box office

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  about 3 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "The movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's beloved children's fairytale failed to cover it's filming costs in it's opening (and presumably only) week in theaters this weekend. Tea partiers will just have to wait for part II to go direct to netflix.

I predict 9999 comments, all at -1, troll for this story."

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Goatse Security warns of iPad user data risk

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "oh dear, goatse is now submitting security alerts to IT websites.
nice (?) to see the classics still have legs.

Vulnerability research firm Goatse Security claims to have found a security flaw in AT&T's protocols that exposes the personal data of more than 114,000 iPad buyers.


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This must be preserved for the ages!

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Zoo keeper mauled to death 'after defecating on tiger'

A young Chinese tiger keeper has been mauled to death after apparently trying to defecate on one of his big cats.

The 19-year-old appears to have climbed the railings of the Bengal tiger cage and pulled his trousers down.

Evidence at the scene of the death at the Jinan animal park included toilet paper, excrement and a trouser belt.

Zoo officials think Xu Xiaodong either slipped into the cage or was pulled in by one of the four angry tigers.

According to the South China Morning Post, the man told a co-worker he needed to go to the toilet but police were called when he failed to return.

They found his body lying on the ground surrounded by tigers. The teenager had reportedly been bitten in the neck and was covered in blood.

Police believe Xu climbed the wall of a partially constructed building used to raise the tigers to relieve himself. They said the smell probably caused the tigers to pounce.

You can see more stories about tigers and zoos on Ananova, or read our Animal attacks file.

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